SSIT Cookies Policy

We use cookies across our websites to improve performance and enhance your user experience. The below explains how we do that.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files which a website may put on your computer or mobile device when you first visit a site or page. The cookie will help the website, or another website, to recognise your device the next time you visit. Web beacons or other similar files can also do the same thing. We use the term “cookies” in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way. There are many functions cookies serve. For example, they can help us to remember your username, any promotion code(s), preferences and analyse how well our website is performing, or even allow us to recommend content we believe will be most relevant to you.

Certain cookies contain personal information – for example, if you click to “remember me” when logging in, a cookie will store your username. Most cookies won’t collect information that identifies you, and will instead collect more general information such as how users arrive at and use our websites, or a user’s general location.

What sort of cookies does SSIT use?
Generally, our cookies perform up to four different functions:

1. Essential cookies
Some cookies are essential for the operation of our website. For example, some cookies allow us to identify registered clients and ensure they can access the member only pages. If a member opts to disable these cookies, the user will not be able to access all of the content available.

2. Performance Cookies
We utilise other cookies to analyse how our visitors use our websites and to monitor website performance. This allows us to provide a high quality experience by customising our offering and quickly identifying and fixing any issues that arise. For example, we might use performance cookies to keep track of which pages are most popular, which method of linking between pages is most effective, and to determine why some pages are receiving error messages. We might also use these cookies to highlight articles or site services that we think will be of interest to you based on your usage of the website.

3. Functionality Cookies
We use functionality cookies to allow us to remember your preferences. For example, cookies save you the trouble of typing in your username every time you access the site, and recall your customisation preferences, such as the latest version of a product that you saw. We also use functionality cookies to provide you with enhanced services such as allowing you to watch a video online or comment on a blog.

4. Behaviourally Targeted Advertising Cookies
SSIT and our advertisers use cookies to serve you with advertisements that we believe are relevant to you and your interests. For example, if you read a number of articles on PC Support on surestartit.co.uk or on other sites, a computer repair shop might infer you are interested in this topic and serve you with its computer repair advertisements. You might see these advertisements on other sites that you visit. We do not tell our advertisers who you are.

Does anyone else use cookies on SSIT websites?
Advertisers sometimes use their own cookies to provide you with targeted advertising. For example, advertisers may use a profile they have built on sites that you have previously visited to present you with more relevant advertisements during your visit to surestartit.co.uk. We believe that it is useful to our users to see advertisements that are more relevant to their interests.

Can a website user block cookies?
As we’ve explained above, cookies help you to get the most out of our websites.
The first time you accessed our website you should have seen an overlay which asked you to consent to us using cookies, alternatively if you go to any page and look in the bottom left you’ll see a little black settings icon, press that and you can update your cookie preferences at any time